AN IMMERSION 20 METERS UNDER THE GROUND, IN THE BOWELS OF HISTORY !
Throughout the Great War, Arras along with Verdun were the only towns situated on the Front Line.
THE THEATRE OF THE ACTION
Impressiove underground chalk quarries had been dug in the south suburb of Arras since the Middle Ages.
From 1916, a network of gallerieswas set up by the New Zealand tunnelers, to link the quarries together and get closer to the German positions.
Gathered within this secret base, over 20 000 soldiers from all over the world emerged from the underground
just a few meters from german positions, in the morning of April 9th 1917.
20 meters under the ground, be guided by your emotions, and discover these unbelievable experiences.
100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF ARRAS
French people, English people, New-Zealanders, Australians, Canadians, Newfoundlanders, South-Africans, Scottisch, Irish, Welsh, all together we shall be present to commemorate the memory of our grandfathers who gave their lives to save ours.
9th APRIL : DAWN CEREMONY
On 9th April, at 6.30 am, a tribte is paid to the soldiers of the Commonwealth, at the foot of the Battle of Arras memorial wall.
The ceremony is open to all.
- The Pass'Musée 14-18
Commemorate the centenary of the Great War with the Pass'Musée 14-18 and its many advantages. An opportunity to experience history and to benefit from reduced rates.
11 sites to (re)discover from Flanders to Le Chemin des Dames.
The purchase of entrance ticket full price give access to the other sites with reduce rates.
More information : http://passmusees14-18.blogspot.fr/
- The City Pass Battle of Arras
The City Pass Battle of Arras includes a guided tour of the Wellington Tunnels and admission to the Jean et Denise Letaille - Bullecourt 1917 Museum.
Full price : €7.90 / concessionnary price (12 to 18) : € 3.90
City Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
All City Passes under the heading HINTS AND TIPS
Wellington Tunnels, Memorial of the Battle of Arras
Rue Arthur Delétoille
GPS : 50° 16'50.502" N, 2° 46'56.7588" E
Phone number : +33 (0)3 21 51 26 95 - Fax : +33 (0)3 21 71 07 34
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily 10.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 6.00pm
Closed 1st January, four weeks after the Christmas holidays and 25th December 2017.
WARNING : The Wellington tunnels are fully booked on 8th and 10th April 2017 !
Full price : €7
Concessionary price (children and student) : €3.30
Online tickets avalaible only for some tours scheduled for the week-ends.
Thanks to the City Passes, discover the Wellington Tunnels and the other must-see attractions of Arras at a reduced price.
Means of payment accepted
Access and parking area
By car :
From Paris (A1) : exit 5, Arras
From Lille (A1) : exit 16, Arras-Centre
From Calais : (A26) : exit 7, Arras-Centre
By train :
Arras station at 1km
Urban network of buses Artis : line 1 stop Jean Jaurès/ Line 4 stop Rex
Free parking Picnic area Public Wifi on site
Accessible for people with reduced mobility
The temperature in the quarry is 11° everyday. Wear warm clothing.
CONDITIONS OF TOUR
For individual tours
Guided and audio-guided tours. Audio-guides and movie are available in English, French, German and Dutch.
Duration of tour : 1 hour. 17 people maximum per tour.
Regular departures. Call the Arras Tourist Office for more information about the departures at +33 (0)3 21 51 26 95 or see the Facebook page.
For group tours
Please contact our booking service : +33 (0)3 21 51 26 95 or email@example.com
The tour continues...
Stay a few days and visit the commemorative sites in Artois
The Wellington Tunnels, the Arras British Cemetery, the Canadian Memorial Park in Vimy, the Museum Letaille in Bullecourt, the Necropolis of Notre-Dame de Lorette, the Ring of Remembrance and dozens of places of Remembrance of all Nationalities weave in the Artois Region the memory of a tactical battlefield of planetary proportions.
Find the commemorative sites and practical information under the heading REMEMBRANCE